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1. Sweatpants? Check. Ponytail? Check. Flip-flops in November? Check. Running into a former student? Absolutely, of course. Now, even though I’m...
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Until a few months ago, I didn’t understand hashtags, thought tweeting was for Millennials, and called participants Twits. Probably not my most...
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Over the years, parents have asked me how they can help their children stay focused over the holidays. The concern is that after a few weeks off, a...
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Consider this: in assessing our students, most of us are forced to use a system that has found 64 increments of failure, yet only 36 of success. If...
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Someone who is reading this right now is trying to figure out how he will make it from room 123 to room 207, with a cart, using the “it-only-works-...
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I only remember two things from my new-teacher orientation—which, granted, was 14 years ago: an exceptional amount of paperwork that was even more...
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If you have ever heard the term “frequent flyer” used to describe students who visit the nurse very often, that would have described me. To this day...
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Did police violate journalists’ constitutional rights to assemble, speak and make demands of those in power in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting...
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We’ve all had “that parent” in our teaching careers. Whether it be an email every single day to make sure Tommy handed in his homework, or accessing...
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The first time I saw the words “culturally responsive teaching” was on a student-teacher evaluation form rubric. It was a new phrase for me, but as a...